Welcome to our RFP Center. Please take a moment to complete this brief form to submit your RFP to Convene.

We understand how important the success of your meetings is and are honored that you are considering hosting your program with us.

During business hours you can expect to be contacted by an account manager within one hour of submitting this form or otherwise within the first two hours of the following business day.

For immediate live assistance you may always call 888.730.7307 to be routed to your local Convene office.

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Welcome Desk 700x370
Potomac Hub 700x370
Nourish 700x370
Social Space 1 700x370
Bethesda  700x370
Boardroom 1 700x370
Arlington Studio 700x370
Business Center 700x370
McLean Studio 2 700x370
Tysons Lounge 700x370

Convene at 1800 Tysons Blvd is most technologically advanced conference center in Tysons Corner, VA. Six resource-rich conference rooms feature state-of-the-art built-in technology and can host up to 200 participants. Fresh, seasonal meals are created in our on-site kitchen to support an enjoyable and healthful culinary experience. The location, layout, furniture and fixtures have all been designed and coordinated to produce the ideal environment for daytime professional meetings and evening corporate events.

Convene at 1800 Tysons Blvd is on the corner of Tysons Blvd and Galleria Drive and is easily accessed from the Galleria Drive side.


Lessons from TED

Six Meeting Planner Lessons Learned From TED

Meetings and conferences have a “social life” all their own. TED offers a great example of how it can work.


Rethinking Tech: 86ing the “Nickels and Dimes”

We found out the hard way that technology can be a thorn in the side of meeting planners.


Engineering the Meeting Planners’ Dream Menu

Beyond nutrition and taste, Convene’s conference center menu proactively removes common meeting planner challenges.




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Driven by Human-Centered Design

The meetings business was not an obvious choice for Convene founders Ryan Simonetti and Chris Kelly. Then a chance to adopt an existing corporate conference facility developed…

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Understanding Meeting Types Informs Better Meeting Planning

Understanding and identifying the three primary meeting types informs every aspect of strategic meeting planning.

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Rethinking Tech: 86ing the “Nickels and Dimes”

As part of the research process that ultimately produced Convene, we conducted focus groups where our clients expressed their feedback and suggestions on how we could serve them better.

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Engineering the Meeting Planners’ Dream Menu

“Engineered” is one word that you usually don’t want to see mentioned on a menu but, our chefs have created and exception to that rule.

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Kathy Tran
Regional Director of Operations

Kathy graduated from Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management in Philadelphia and currently serves on the Alumni Board. Most recently she opened and managed three meeting and event facilities in Philadelphia for The Hub.

Fun Fact

Kathy grew up in a military family and lived in four different countries. From those experiences, she became a big foodie, and can’t wait to hit every New York food truck.

Sebastian Parada
Sebastian Parada

Chef Sebastian Parada began his culinary career as a trained chef in the United States Coast Guard. Along with his culinary team he was responsible for preparing daily meals for 150 service members stationed on the ship and, catering special events accommodating up to 900 guests. After his military service, Chef Parada worked as the Executive Chef of Wolf and Lamb Steak House and Van Diemen’s Café and Bar in New York City. He then became the Executive Chef and Manager of Bridie’s Bar and Grill where he provided hands-on expertise in menu and wine list development, oversaw daily kitchen and food operations and managed all in-house and off-premises catering events.

Fun Fact

Sebastian has a passion for extreme sports. In his free time he enjoys being outside with his Go Pro camera documenting his many activities including biking, snowboarding and surfing.

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Monthly Feature


New Perfect Plates for Spring/Summer 2014

Our culinary team has recently released their new perfect plates for Spring and Summer of 2014. Considering every palate and preference, they create fresh, seasonal meals in our on-site kitchen that support an enjoyable and healthful experience for everyone. Our approach intentionally eliminates meeting planner stress by fully anticipating allergies and dietary restrictions into our standard menu.